QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
The government has taken big steps forward in order to transform the country into a digitally empowered knowledge economy. The e-governance initiatives have increased tremendously within a span of one year after Digital India programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2015.
With the pledge to make available quality healthcare services within the reach to every common man by using mobile phone technology, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda has launched several e-governance health initiatives to strengthen citizen-centric health services in the country. The core of all these services is to prioritize public health by using India’s expanding mobile phone penetration.
Some of the key initiatives launched by the Health Minister to give a boost to e-governance plans in health sector includes India fights dengue initiative, NHP Indradhanush, NHP Swasthya Bharat, mdiabetes, NHP voice web, m-cessation tobacco programme, Kilkari, mobile academy, citizen centric TB missed call centre, e-rakt kosh’ app, ANM online app, NHP health directory service mobile application, etc.
A mobile health initiative has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) and other partners for the prevention and care of diabetes on June 22. This initiative was launched as part of the “National conference on Prevention and Control of major Noncommunicable Disease (NCDS) in India”. The initiative is a part of National Health Portal (NHP), which has been set up by the Health Ministry to provide healthcare related information to the citizens of India and to serve as a single point of access for consolidated health information. Any information related to people-centric healthcare schemes of Health Ministry can be accessed by using NHP website for free of cost.
India is home to over 60 million adults with diabetes (7.8 per cent of the population), of which more than 30 million are undiagnosed or untreated, thus increasing the risk of developing complications and premature mortality.
Given the challenges in early detection and management of diabetes, it is imperative to seek innovative ways that help to expand the reach of health literacy and services among the general population and high risk groups, while also improving management and quality of life in confirmed diabetics.
The mdiabetes will contribute to improving awareness about diabetes and promoting healthy diets and active lifestyle, which are vital to the prevention of diabetes. mdiabetes will also enhance health care seeking and early diagnosis, contribute to better adherence to drug or dietary control, self-care, as well as prevention of complications among patients with diabetes. In order to been benefited diabetic patients should registered them by giving a missed on 011-22901701 or with http://mdiabetes. nhp.gov.in/.
NHP health directory service mobile application:
The NHP health directory service mobile application was launched during the celebration of World Blood Donor Day on June 14, 2015.This userfriendly mobile application helps users to locate hospitals and blood banks near to the location. The user also has the option of finding the list of all hospitals and blood